And just like that – the season's most anticipated new drama has taken off!
As of February 15, the cast & crew that have been working hard for weeks to bring 'Yeni Hayat' to life got on set and began to film the sure-to-be action-packed series. While we wait for more information about the series, here's everything we know so far:
- The cast includes Serkan Çayoğlu (as Adem), Melisa Aslı Pamuk (as Yasemin), Nilperi Şahinkaya (as Nevin, Adem's wife), Nisa Sofiya Aksongur (Ece, Adem's daughter), Tayanç Ayaydın, Begüm Akkaya, İpek Filiz Yazıcı, Nebil Sayın and Aziz Caner İnan.
- Though rumored to be a remake of Netflix/BBC's 'Bodyguard', the 'Yeni Hayat' story will completely differ from Bodyguard's, which followed the story of a war veteran assigned to protect a high-ranking political figure. In Yeni Hayat, Adem (Serkan Çayoğlu) is assigned to protect the famous wife of a very powerful man.
- The show's slogan is "Bizi Aşk Kurtaracak" (Our love will save us), signaling to a love story between Adem and Yasemin.
- The show films in Istanbul and it will air in March on Kanal D.
- The show's lead actor Serkan Çayoğlu had to lose a bit of weight and build muscle for the show, thus, he spent a lot of time in the gym preparing himself for the role.
- The screenwriter is Elif Usman (Cesur ve Güzel, Kayip) and the directing are Başak Soysal and Cem Özüduru.
Check out the first trailer below!